Tuesday 9 August 2011

Channelling Africa - part 3

Previously on Aux Petits Oiseaux : Part 1 and Part 2

A message from a hot mama:

Hi! I'm the hot mama member who had experienced the CIO technique this week with my 5 month old! First I wanna thank u all for the suggestions, support and stories!

We decided it was time for the Marquise (as we call her) to do her nights in her own bedroom because she was already usually sleeping for 10 hours straight + my BF is on parental leave for the next 3 weeks before starting school and work again! The main reason we thought of the CIO was because since we had big heat in Montreal...the Marquise wouldn't go to sleep unless I breastfeed her over the crib...yeah yeah I was bending over the crib with my nipple in her mouth for few minutes until I would take it out and I would have to do it 4 to 5 times before it worked!!!

However...so we decided that it was time to stop that bad habit...and have done the CIO the first night...our hearts were so broken we have now change the way we deal with it. The Marquise still needs to learn to sleep in her room alone...but we have install the same sheets she had in her bassinet in our room and I have left one of my breast pad next to her so she still have the same smells around her. Also, we go see her every time she wakes up during the night...which happens 3 to 4 times a night now (compared to maybe 1). No need to say we are exhausted but I think in this case we need to stay strong because I would not be able to deal with this alone when BF is going back to school and work in September! It sure is a big change but it has to be done at some point and for us, its now or...lol never!

Again! Thank u for not judging :)


Anonymous said...

There is no judgement. Every mom has to do what is right for herself and her baby and her family. I will say something though, this time, this infant time and then the toddler time will go by so quickly that in the future you will say to yourself.. "I wish I had spent more time with my child"..

I did it the African way. The holding, the carrying, the sleeping together, the breastfeeding whenever the baby wanted it and yes - it is wayyyy more work - but I don't regret any of it. I wish I could have had more of it now.

They grow up so fast and then they are independent so fast and then that's it! They are on their own with almost no need for you.

Good luck! Good vibes!

Daniela said...

No judgments, a mother has to do what a mother has to do. Stay strong, perseverance is the key. Good vibes back to you!